The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Collections and Collaborations, PD MAC in New York, New York

Manager, Collections and Collaborations, PD MAC

Brand: MAC



  • Work closely with Director and Senior Vice President of PD, Creative, Marketing and Packaging to concept, create and present innovation and line-ups of Color Collections, Collaborations and the Holiday Program.

  • Be well versed on Trend and Innovation - research Trend Forecast data, analyze competitive offerings and meet with third party vendors and in house R D and Innovation to spot and capture opportunities to leverage innovation and newness.

  • Coordinate formula approval process between outside vendor and R&D. Ensure that specific formula/shade issues are respected and understood.

  • Analyze past performance and market trend to create and present shade lineups for consideration by Director

  • Issue lineups once approved by SVPs of PD and Marketing

  • Independently review and re-direct submissions until desired attributes and performance are achieved from lab level through first production.

  • Working directly with Director, develop Holiday and Colour Collection and Collaboration shade line-ups that address fashion, colour, pop culture and emerging trends. Work closely with Colour Trend Forecasting Houses to identify key colour moments.

  • Work with marketing to create compelling Holiday Kit lineups for senior management approval/sign off.


  • Work with Marketing, Research and Development, Global Brand Supply Chain, Packaging, and Creative to ensure smooth product introduction and execution to market.

  • Ensure all key timetable dates are met in coordination with Global Brand Supply Chain.

  • In coordination with Director, responsible for US and foreign on-site shade and formula development and production approvals.

  • Travel on own for on-site approvals


  • Manage distribution of lab standards to marketing and other counter-parts once lab standards are established

  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of seasonal intern, temp, or PA.

  • Purchase, evaluate, and track all relevant new competitive product and collection launches

  • Track key trends, the competitive environment and participate in brainstorming meetings for new product concepts.

  • Attend industry conferences and lectures to keep informed of new product and packaging directions and trends.


  • Position requires 3-4 years of product development experience in a fast paced, high pressure corporate environment requiring little supervision.

  • Mature professional demeanor, particularly for interacting with senior management. Highly confidential.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required and ability to exercise professional discretion and judgment.

  • Undergraduate College Degree preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

  • Strong skills in tactile/aesthetic evaluation of cosmetic products as well as the ability to communicate product understanding

  • Ability to work independently and think creatively and brainstorm new ideas to stay ahead of the market curve

  • Confidently handle a fast-paced global business environment, work well under pressure and able to prioritize, manage multiple priorities and attention to detail.

  • Excellent organization, communication, follow-through and time management skills with a keen eye for detail.

  • Multi-functional, flexible, to handle ever changing priorities.

  • Strong written, oral, and presentation-based communication skills.

  • Flexibility in travel - Job requires both domestic and foreign travel

  • Well versed in social media and social network activities and trends.

  • Excellent computer skills required - Advanced PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook

Job: Product Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 185204